"My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under five percent," actress and director Angelina Jolie wrote Tuesday in an op-ed article in The New York Times. "I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer."Continue Reading »
In 1981, a wealthy New York businessman named Gene Lang, pictured below, told a class of sixth graders in Harlem that he'd help pay for their college education if they made it through high school.Continue Reading »
Is there another man in history who has been asked, in a sense, to "play God" the way that Kenneth Feinberg has? Feinberg, an arbitration lawyer who distributed the federal government's September 11th Victims' Compensation Fund, has added The One Fund for victims of the Boston bombings to the list of victim payouts he has managed.Continue Reading »
Who is Sue Mengers? She's only the most hilarious Hollywood super agent you've never heard of.
This week's 60 Minutes story about the hunt for Joseph Kony is not the first time this broadcast has traveled to Africa to learn about the twisted leader of the Lord's Resistance Army.Continue Reading »
How tough was Margaret Thatcher? Have a look at this 60 Minutes interview from 1985, in which the "Iron Lady of Britain" lives up to her nickname. At the time, Prime Minister Thatcher was under fire from critics and flailing in public polls-- yet she was positively unflappable in this interview, expressing confidence in her conservative politics and the need for "a firm hand" in her leadership of Britain.Continue Reading »